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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Australia)

Works: 1,306 works in 1,930 publications in 1 language and 12,781 library holdings
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Classifications: LC1047.A8, 374.0130994
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Australian vocational education and training statistics( )

in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication funded by the Australian National Training Authority "provides selected information about vocational education, and training that is funded, wholly or in part, from public funds."
Australian vocational education and training statistics 1999 : student outcomes survey national report by Leabrook (Australia) National Centre for Vocational Education Research( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1999 Australian Survey of Employer Views on vocational education and training (vet) followed previous surveys in 1995 and 1997. The number of organizations employing recent vet graduates increased steadily over the last 5 years, from 63,000 in 1995 to 104,000 in 1997 to 117,000 in 1999. On the whole, employer views on vet were more positive in 1999. a larger proportion of employers in 1999 had recent graduate employees who received training with a private provider rather than a Technical and Further Education (tafe) institute. Around 83% of employers of a recent vet graduate reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the vet system; 69 percent felt the vet system is providing graduates with skills appropriate to employers' needs; 74 percent believed training pays for itself through increased worker productivity; the reason for not having vet graduate employees cited by 48 percent of employers was that vet qualifications are not relevant to their industry; and 1 in 4 employers who had no vet graduate employees reported providing all their training requirements in-house. Among industries more satisfied with vet were communication services, agriculture, mining, government administration, and defense. Less satisfied industries were electricity, gas, and water; education; wholesale trade; and manufacturing. The main source of information about vet was industry associations. Employers with recent vet graduate employees were more likely to have regular contact with training providers. (Ylb)
Australian & New Zealand journal of vocational education research( )

in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-cultural communication : a national resource guide by Maryellen Haines( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resource guide, designed for Australian educators in need of information about or skills in cross-cultural communication, lists print and audiovisual materials, personnel, and current projects in intercultural communication. Its contents were gathered by database search, survey, and interview. Introductory chapters describe the guide's construction and content, provide a subject index, and give an overview of cross-cultural communication issues in education. Subsequent sections contain citations of relevant texts (books, book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, individual conference reports, bibliographies, catalogs, directories, guides, handbooks, kits, manuals, papers and reports, and simulations and training packages), journals (Australian and overseas), and audiovisual resources (catalogs). The guide also lists and describes current cross-cultural communication projects in Australia, lists the names and addresses of individuals in a human resources network throughout Australia, and lists relevant databases and organizations. Appended materials include a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a description of the approach and methodology used in constructing the guide, author and title indexes, and sheets for readers to use in submitting updated information. (Mse)
Developing a competent workforce : adult learning strategies for vocational educators and trainers by Andrew Gonczi( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of this document is to provide teachers in vocational education and trainers in industry, commerce and government with a greater understanding of the role of vocational education and training in the current context of economic and industrial change in Australia. Following an introduction, section 1 deals with the policy context of the development of human resources and explains the challenges to vocational educators. It includes the following: (1) "Workplace Reform and Vocational Education and Training" (Geoff Hayton); (2) "The Policy Context for Vocational Education and Training" (Andrew Gonczi, Paul Hager); and (3) "Challenges Facing Vocational Teachers and Trainers in the 1990s" (Geoff Scott). Section 2 deals with strategies for developing learning in the workplace and in vocational education settings. It includes the following: (1) "Communication Competence" (Michael Kaye); (2) "Self-Paced Learning" (Lann Dawes); (3) "Self-Directed Learning" (Griff Foley); (4) "Teaching for Critical Thinking" (Paul Hager); (5) "Mentoring and Coaching" (Peter Russell); (6) "Intensive Workshops" (Hank Schaafsma, Laraine Spindler); and (7) "Learning through Play: Simulations and Games" (Elizabeth Leigh, Hank Schaafsma). Section 3, on self-evaluation and ways of assessing learning, includes the following: (1) "Assessing Standards of Competence" (Doug McCurry); (2) "Assessment in Modern Vocational Education" (Geof Hawke, Liz Oliver); (3) "Recognition of Prior Learning" (Ruth Cohen); and (4) "Self-Evaluation" (Bob Gowing, Shirley Saunders). (Cml)
Insight : news and information from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research by National Centre for Vocational Education Research (Australia)( )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The market for vocational education and training by Chris, Ed Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the most comprehensive collection of papers yet compiled about vocational education and training markets in Australia [and] selected overseas experience ..."--Page iii
Creating a sense of place : Indigenous peoples in vocational education and training by Chris Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The participation of Australia's indigenous peoples in vocational education and training (vet) and the outcomes of their participation were examined in a national study that involved four major data collection activities: investigation of statistics in the national vet collection and results of the Graduate Destination Survey; review of literature on performance indicators and determination of outcomes in vet; review of literature on factors contributing to indigenous students' success; and field studies that entailed interviewing managers, teachers, students, and others at 16 Technical and Further Education (tafe) institutions. The study established that inequality between indigenous peoples and other Australians in access to and participation in vet has been eliminated. All tafe institutes surveyed have embraced national and state/territory-level policies, and plans to improve indigenous vet and most tafe institutions have established special indigenous organization structures; however, the areas of monitoring indigenous students' performance across institute programs and developing strategies to improve the outcomes students achieve or reduce students' rates of attrition have received relatively little attention. (The report contains 15 references and 61 tables/figures. Appended are the following: description of project methodology, literature review and 30 additional references, 29 tables of statistical data, and student survey results.) (mn)
Succeeding against the odds : the outcomes attained by Indigenous students in Aboriginal community-controlled adult education colleges by Deborah Durnan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report quantifies the outcomes being achieved by Indigenous students in accredited vocational education and training (VET) programs provided by independent Aboriginal community-controlled adult education colleges. The study shows that outcomes achieved in this sector were better than those being achieved by Indigenous students in the VET sector as a whole, despite the fact that students in this sector have experienced more severe educational and social disadvantage than Indigenous VET students as a whole. Also, reasonable employment outcomes are being attained in this sector, but pay is lower than for TAFE graduates
Australian training review( )

in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current issues and new agendas in workplace learning by David, Ed Boud( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focusses on what we know and how we think about workplace learning. It is about understanding the complex and multifaceted field of learning at work and in settings related to employment. It attempts to bring together what is currently known about research on workplace learning in ways which are helpful to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. In particular it focuses on the needed research agenda in this area. The book seeks to capture the rich and varied work which has been undertaken on the increasingly important phenomenon of workplace learning and to describe it in ways which make it accessible. It aims to generate discussion about directions for development of workplace learning and research associated with it
Readings in Australian vocational education and training research by Chris, Ed Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of papers on key vocational education and training (VET) issues including workplace training, training markets, entry level and school based VET and training quality. There is also overviews of recent VET research and evaluation, including an examination of the impact of VET research on decision-making
Working towards best practice in assessment : a case study approach to some issues concerning competency-based assessment in the vocational education and training sector by Barbara Bloch( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between July and November 1993, a cross-section of Australia's school- and workplace-based vocational education and training programs was studied to identify programs using innovative assessment strategies and materials. As innovative strategies/materials were identified, the study methodology was revised and a case study approach was adopted. The eight programs selected for study were competency-based programs. They represented a mix of school and workplace programs and prepared students for certificates in widely ranging areas/occupations, including the following: adult general education, engineering production, carpentry and joinery, public administration, restaurant service, and occupational health and safety. The practices and materials used in each program were identified and discussed. The following issues emerging from the case studies were examined: assessor training; integrating learning and assessment; validity and reliability; literacy, numeracy, and language; enterprise and industry standards; and assessment instruments. (Most of this document consists of the eight case studies. The individual case study reports contain the following kinds of sample materials/exhibits: sample learning activities/modules, assessor guidelines, competency assessment checklists, student assessment criteria, competency statements and corresponding performance criteria, and sample tests. The bibliography lists 10 references.) (mn)
Getting to grips with implementing CBT by Roger McL Harris( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is intended to help persons interested in developing and implementing a competency-based training (CBT) program. It begins with a definition of CBT and outlines the steps involved in developing and implementing a CBT program (with emphasis on available materials and existing programs in Australia). The first section is a series of questions and answers designed to help trainers determine whether they are ready to implement CBT and whether a CBT program will work for them. Section 2 discusses the following steps in the program development process: preparing others for CBT, designing a CBT program, getting materials and resources, organizing the facilities, and developing management procedures. The third section covers assisting learning, assessing learning, and monitoring a CBT program. Next, the concept of CBT as an evolving phenomenon is discussed briefly. The final section is an annotated bibliography of 14 recommended publications (13 published in Australia) concerning competency-based vocational education programs and their implementation. (MN)
Cognition at work : the development of vocational expertise by J., Ed Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chapters in this book examine the question of what is vocational expertise and how can it best be developed. Theoretical discussion of the concepts of competence, expertise, cognition, learning and teaching are discussed and applied in empirical studies of vocational expertise
What future for technical & vocational education & training? by Leabrook (Australia) National Centre for Vocational Education Research( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of articles of international appeal on the future of vocational and technical education and training begins with an introduction by William Hall and includes the following papers: "New Vocationalism in the United States: Potential Problems and Outlook" (Benson); "Learning within a Work Context: Training Concepts, Experience, Developments" (Laur-Ernst); "The Unitisation of Qualifications across the Academic/Vocational Divide: Implications for Curriculum Design and the Measurement of Quality" (Stanton); "Reform of Tertiary Education: The New Zealand Experience" (O'Connor); "Policies and Practices in Vocational Education and Training in Australia" (Stevenson); "Influences and Trends in the Liberian Vocational/Technical Education System: Prospectus for the Nineties and Beyond" (Witherspoon); "Reforming Vocational Learning? Contradictions of Competence" (Jackson); "Lessons Learned in Scottish Competence-Based Systems" (Gunning); "How Convincing Are the Arguments against Competency Standards?" (Hager); "Selection for Vocational Education: Some Lessons from Elsewhere" (Foyster); "Quality Improvement in the Vocational Education and Training Industry" (Holland); and "Quality Assurance Audits in Technical and Further Education: Meeting the Needs of the Ministers" (Navaratnam). Most of the papers include substantial bibliographies. (Mn)
Evaluating the contribution of competency-based training by Dianne Mulcahy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contribution of competency-based training (cbt) to Australia's vocational education and training (vet) sector was examined through three data collection activities: review of Australian and international literature on vet and cbt; telephone survey of a sample of training managers of 195 companies across Australia; and 8 intensive case studies of competency-based vet programs throughout Australia. According to the literature review, the contribution of cbt to outcomes in vet is strongly related to the following: how competency is conceived; flexibility in the development and use of national competency standards; and processes and structures of training provision. The national telephone survey indicated that CBT's success relies on the following three factors: (1) specific skills, on-the-job learning and assessment, and recognized training with formal acknowledgment of skills in a qualifications structure; (2) enterprise development in adapting to and managing changing workplace realities; and (3) workplace and industry accountability. The case studies showed that CBT's outcomes depend on how competency is conceived and how the training process is defined. (The report contains 115 references. Appendixes, constituting approximately 40% of this document, contain the following: national survey information, descriptions of case study sites, case studies, telephone survey questionnaire, case study observation schedule, and case study interview questionnaire.) (mn)
Student mentoring : promoting high achievement and low attrition in education and training by Austin F Bond( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report considers how educational providers can develop mentoring and mentor-like schemes for the benefit of student learning. Chapter 1 defines mentoring and looks at recent interest in mentoring; the need for holistic support services; and a link between mentoring and positive student outcomes. Chapter 2 presents findings from the literature on the mentor's role; uses of mentoring models in education; reducing attrition; mentoring and the social environment; benefits of mentoring; what learning is; and mentoring and its effect on learning. Chapter 3 contains 10 case examples where mentoring practice was used for practical benefit in structured learning environments in the corporate and education sectors: one-to-one mentoring; peer tutoring; staff-student mentoring; volunteer tutor scheme; peer tutoring in the workplace; mentoring in a faculty of agriculture; mentored learning in flexible delivery programs; the sub-dean as mentor; community mentors; and mentoring in the United States. Each case study consists of some or all of these components: organization; contact information; activity; outcomes; and additional examples. Chapter 4 discusses mentoring as a solution to educator concerns about traditional learning practice. It covers the following: learning communities; learning in the workplace; a model that proliferates mentors; bringing the mentor into the classroom; establishing a mentoring environment; online mentoring; and further research. Chapter 5 promotes mentoring as a design for a better learning environment that focuses on the social and individual contexts of learning. (Contains 42 references.) (Ylb)
A Handbook for research in adult and vocational education( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian key competencies in an international perspective by Mark C Werner( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skills and competencies considered key to participation in Australia's society and work force and the process used to identify them were examined against the backdrop of the development of New Zealand's essential skills and generic competency developments in England and Wales, Scotland, the United States, Canada, and Germany. It was concluded that most countries' lists of generic/essential skills and competencies are similar and cover the following areas: communication; collecting, analyzing, and organizing information; planning/organization; interpersonal and social skills; numeracy; problem solving; and technological skills. The Australian key competency "cultural understandings" proved unique inasmuch as no other country has specifically developed cultural understanding as a generic skill in its own right. However, Australia's list of key competencies had no equivalent of the United Kingdom's "modern foreign language" core or New Zealand's "physical skills" essential skill. As in the United Kingdom, the development of attitudes and values as a key competency was advocated strongly by industry but rejected by the committee responsible for developing standards. Differences were found in the way individual countries define generic competencies, the number of performance levels at which competencies are defined, and the degree to which individual skills are considered generic. (Contains 37 references.) (Mn)
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